Make sure you know the North Carolina immunization requirements so you can stay enrolled.

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All Wingate University students must submit documented proof of immunizations to The Health Center. It is required by North Carolina state law. If you’re not compliant within 30 days of the first day of class you’ll be required to withdraw from classes.

Who’s exempt from immunization requirements? Students taking online courses, off-campus courses, evening courses (after 5pm) or no more than four daytime credit hours.

The minimum immunization requirements for a student in a North Carolina college or university are as follows:

  • Tetanus Series (Td, DPT, Tdap)
    Three doses. One must have been within the past 10 years. Those individuals enrolling in college or university for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 must have had three doses of tetanus / diphtheria toxoid and a booster dose of tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis vaccine if a tetanus / diphtheria toxoid or tetanus / diphtheria / pertussis vaccine has not been administered within the past 10 years.
  • Measles
    Two doses (after first birthday). Measles vaccines are not required if any of the following occur:

    • An individual born prior to 1957
    • An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against measles
    • Diagnoses of disease prior to Jan 1, 1994
  • Mumps
    Two doses. Mumps vaccine is not required if any of the following occur:

    • An individual born prior to 1957
    • An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against mumps
  • Rubella
    One dose. Rubella vaccine is not required if any of the following occur:

    • 50 years of age or older or
    • An individual who has been documented by serological testing to have a protective antibody titer against rubella.
  • Hepatitis B
    Three doses. Hepatitis B vaccine is not required if:

    • You were born before July 1, 1994 and
    • You are not enrolled as a Health Science major.
  • Meningitis
    Two doses.
  • Polio
    Three doses.

    • If you are 18 years old, you are not required to receive the polio vaccine.
  • TB Skin Test (PPD)
    • One within the last 12 months.
  • Varicella
    Two doses.

    • Required for all students in health-related programs.

Required or Recommended

North Carolina law requires students attending colleges or universities to receive certain vaccines. You should have the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That way, you’re fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Recommended vaccines include flu and HPV.

These immunizations and all other medical requirements are due by July 1. Immunization records that remain incomplete following 30 days of enrollment will result in dismissal from class until immunization requirements are met.

If you plan to travel abroad, the Centers for Disease Control has important information about the Zika virus. Visit the CDC Zika Virus website for more information. 

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have questions about North Carolina immunization requirements. You can visit us in the Clubhouse or e-mail The Health Center.